Chopin News, Reviews, & Previews:

Pianist Lim Dong-hyek Emerges From Slump With Bach

Hearing Bach’s Goldberg Variations used in a computer game prompts 23-year old Korean star (studying at Juilliard) to break out of artistic doldrums. Known as an interpreter of Chopin, Lim interpreter calls new repertoire “stealing a glance of Bach.”

Korea Times – South Korea
In 2005 he shared third place with his older brother Dong-min at the International Chopin event, where there was no second prizewinner.
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Simon Trpceski touches the soul

Telegraph critic goes to Dorset for run-up to Wigmore Hall appearance by Simon Trpceski, and likes what he hears: “Trpceski’s piano-playing is something to be savoured, and on occasion it is a treat just to ponder privately rather than attempting to convey thoughts through prose.” – United Kingdom

Buttressed by two classic sonatas – Chopin’s Second in B flat minor and Prokofiev’s Seventh – the programme touched on the Debussy that Trpceski has so
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PANUFNIK: Old Polish Suite; Concerto in Modo Antico; Jagiellonian

Tepid review of new CD: It was a desire to restore some of the olden Polish music that led to the creation of the works on this disc. He took many different modes of inspiration from old houses, religious artifacts, and even music from composers of Poland’s rich past, including Chopin. This is an interesting idea for a concept album, but I must be honest in reporting that the music on this release leaves little lasting impression.
PANUFNIK: Old Polish Suite; Concerto in Modo Antico; Jagiellonian Triptych; Old Polish Music – Divertimento after Janiewicz; Hommage a Chopin – Igor Cechoco, trumptet/ Hanna Turonek, flute/ Polish Changer Orchestra/ Mariusz Smolij
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Chopin in the Blogosphere:

Frédéric Chopin

From a Blog called “Tales from the Graveside” – a picture of…well, you get the picture.

By Hermes(Hermes)
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Chopin Videos:

Hee Ah Lee – Frédéric Chopin – Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66

Chopin on nine fingers… By xujiren(xujiren)
A moving story of a four-fingered pianist –
Inspirations from the Net –